I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! champion Charlie Brooks reportedly sent cryptic messages to boyfriend Ben Hollington during her stint in the jungle.
The EastEnders actress, who has been crowned winner of the ITV series, apparently used a spicy code word when she was referring to her new man.
A tearful Charlie was filmed telling the bush telegraph: "I can't stop thinking about fajitas."
But the Mirror reports that Ben - who flew out to Australia to surprise Charlie after her win - told a friend: "Every time Charlie mentioned the word fajitas, she was talking about me. It was really sweet and both of us were in on it."
He added: "This was our idea of trying to bridge all those tens of thousands of miles that we were apart."
Mum-of-one Charlie, who is on a six-month break from EastEnders, is said to have met architect Ben through a mutual pal earlier this year.
She said before their reunion: "I'm really looking forward to seeing my boy."